Empty Homes review
We are reviewing the empty council tax properties in Central Bedfordshire, to support the government's initiative to tackle the national shortfall in available housing. If we’ve written to you, you can complete your review online – you’ll need your Property Reference Number and Passcode from your letter.
About Council Tax on empty homes
The council tax bill for an empty and unfurnished home is 100% of the occupied charge, with an extra 50% charge (150% of the occupied charge in total) if the property is empty for more than 2 years.
You don’t have to pay the extra 50% charge for:
- properties which would otherwise be the sole or main residence of a person who is living in Ministry of Defence accommodation due to their employment
- unoccupied annexes which are being used by the occupier of the main dwelling as part of that dwelling
Some empty properties are exempt from council tax, which means you don't have to pay any council tax for them. Check our exemptions page for details, and please contact us on 0300 300 8306 if you think your property should be exempt.